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Oct 7, 2012 11:00am EDT
the first day i'm president. of course presidents don't have the power to change the law by themselves, excuse me. but now he said and a few days earlier, i'll keep pre-existing conditions, i'll keep the kids. >> they took it back right after. >> they had taken it back. chris: he was on a sunday program and done it twice where he said we'll cover the pre-existing condition and wasn't true. >> it's telling about the new romney in this debate was that he was clearly trying to overcome the 47% problem which sam talked about by talking about empathy, i care, people are suffering and giving examples of people, the teacher in las vegas. he made it personal and did what democratic candidates normally do. chris: the right who asked him to make all these commitments throughout the campaign to ensure he's a conservative, they know the commitments and are they interested in him doing well instead of keeping the commitments. >> you'll have a contingent on the far right that are purists and don't want to hear any strain from that ideology and even if it means he loses, they're willing to
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
else how to live by law. does he charge at romney, who's been dodge-balling this issue for weeks now? >> sure. abortion is one of those issues where it's harder to make us sort of tack to the center. you're on one side or you're on the other side. to some extent one of the things i noticed is that no social issues came up at all and it worked to romney's advantage, because he was able to make this rhetorical shift and moderate a lot of his -- chris: single women going to him in those days afterwards. >> but abortion is a much harder issue to do that on. >> but there is a center, a place, and bill clinton defined it -- safe, legal and rare. that was a winning formulation for president clinton for a long time. >> but legal. that's the dividing line. chris: aimed almost directly at liberal catholics. >> i'll say two things, first, biden, apart from stopping the democratic panic the other night and drawing contrasts, the other thing that he accomplished was on these issues. abortion, one, afghanistan another, medicare, taxes. that's what the obama campaign came out of saying that's where
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